Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Your result for Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz...

You Are a Katharine!

You are a Katharine -- "I am happy and open to new things"

Katharines are energetic, lively, and optimistic. They want to contribute to the world.

How to Get Along with Me

  • * Give me companionship, affection, and freedom.

  • * Engage with me in stimulating conversation and laughter.

  • * Appreciate my grand visions and listen to my stories.

  • * Don't try to change my style. Accept me the way I am.

  • * Be responsible for yourself. I dislike clingy or needy people.

  • * Don't tell me what to do.

What I Like About Being a Katharine

  • * being optimistic and not letting life's troubles get me down

  • * being spontaneous and free-spirited

  • * being outspoken and outrageous. It's part of the fun.

  • * being generous and trying to make the world a better place

  • * having the guts to take risks and to try exciting adventures

  • * having such varied interests and abilities

What's Hard About Being a Katharine

  • * not having enough time to do all the things I want

  • * not completing things I start

  • * not being able to profit from the benefits that come from specializing; not making a commitment to a career

  • * having a tendency to be ungrounded; getting lost in plans or fantasies

  • * feeling confined when I'm in a one-to-one relationship

Katharines as Children Often

  • * are action oriented and adventuresome

  • * drum up excitement

  • * prefer being with other children to being alone

  • * finesse their way around adults

  • * dream of the freedom they'll have when they grow up

Katharines as Parents

  • * are often enthusiastic and generous

  • * want their children to be exposed to many adventures in life

  • * may be too busy with their own activities to be attentive

Take Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz
at HelloQuizzy

Wow, its scary how accurate this Quiz is.....go and find out who you are?

I hope you have a very Happy New Year!



Sunday, December 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Paula!!!!!!!!!!

Paula, I hope you had a wonderful Birthday! Go over and wish Paula a Happy Birthday!.

Love you Sis!


Monday, December 15, 2008

Very Vintage Christmas Swap

Heidi over on Foxgloves, Fabrics and Folly hosted a wonderful Vintage Christmas Swap.
My wonderful Swap partner Linda, has an awesome blog: LBP Sews.
She sent me some awesome presents. I just love them all. Please be
prepared for a LONG post. =)

I opened my box, removed the packing and there they were. Presents never ending it seemed.
All I could see was present after present, I was like a kid on Christmas Morning.
Look at all these wonderful wrapped gifts. I am telling you I wanted to rip into
as soon as I took one out. But I knew I wanted a pic of them all together,
so I waited.
LOOOK!!! At all of those wonderful presents, my table is so full of goodies. I LOVE the ELF pillow. He has crystals hanging from the points on his shirt. He has an awesome smile, he is so Happy that its Christmas time.

I love this Vintage Cookie Book. It was printed in 1963. (that is actually the year I was born)
I love it. I have made some cookies out of it already. (that's another post soon)

She made this awesome Joy Banner. I love it.

Christmas cookie cutter, Santa toothpick holder, and a very pretty Cheese Ball Plate.
I can't wait to put my cheese ball on it Christmas Day. So pretty.

Look at these pretty Christmas towels that I can hang in the Kitchen..and a Green Rubber

I love homemade ornaments. They are so sweet I can't wait till I get my tree tonight and put
them on my tree full of homemade ornaments that my boys and I have made over the years.

I love this pewter Santa key. How I would loved to of had this when my guys were little.
We never had a fireplace, I had always told the boys that Santa had a special key to open
our door and come in.
The story that comes with the key, "Please don't worry -
If your house has no chimney,
I can still deliver your toys,
I won't ring your bell or knock on your door,
'cause I'd wake you with all of that noise.
If you'll hang this magic Santa Key
on your doorknob Christmas Eve,
I'll let myself in, deliver your
presents, and then I'll quietly leave!


Here is a facial shot of the Santa toothpick holder.

Some vintage items: Vintage Postcard from 1908, A "vintage picture" with a magnetic calendar on it, and the Awesome Christmas journal/Recipe book. I love it and have started putting
our favorite Christmas recipes in it.
This very cute candy dish it has 4 different Christmas designs on all 4 sides: Christmas tree, Snowman, Santa, Reindeer. The dish was filled with mints.

I saved the best for last. I dearly love this Snowman. He is so CUTE.....hugging the little deer and has a snowflake in has hand. He has such a cute smile.

Linda I want to say THANKS...I love everything!.

Thanks for stopping by,


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your friends. Okay,here's what you're supposed to do, and try not to be a SCROOGE!!! Change all the answers so that they apply to you. Tag as many people as you want to....Tis the Season to be NICE!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper
2. Real tree or Artificial? we have had a real tree for the past 10 years
3. When do you put up the tree? the day after Thanksgiving
4. When do you take the tree down? First full week in January
5. Do you like eggnog? NO NASTY STUFF
6. Favorite gift received as a child? My beautiful Blue Swinn Bicycle- yes with a banana seat.
7. Hardest person to buy for? My Boys now that they are grown.
8. Easiest person to buy for? My husband
9. Do you have a nativity scene? yes I actually have 5 sets.
10. Mail or email Christmas cards. mail
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? a vacuum one year
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? National Lampoon Christmas Vacation
13. When do you start shopping? November
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes - Elephant Christmas Parties
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Moms Potato Salad, fresh fruit salad and Dad's Banana Pudding with Vanilla Wafers
16 color lights on tree? white and color lights
17. Favorite Christmas song? Winter Wonderland
18, Travel at Christmas or stay home? love to stay home, Home to me is Mom's about 5 miles from our house
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? maybe
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? I have both, I guess it depends on mood when I put tree up
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? We have always let the boys pick one present from under the tree on Christmas Eve, and then the rest of them on Christmas Morning.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? being rushed
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? Vintage decorations
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? family dishes
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Family time - visiting -games- happy

I am not for sure who to tag, so if you come and read this you have been Tagged. =) So please fill out and link back to me and leave a comment so that I can come and read yours.

Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Butterfly Award

I am just getting around to posting an award that I received from Donna over on Chookyblue Blog. Thanks Donna for the award!!!!!

And the rules are:
1. Post about the award
2. Link back to the givee.
3. Place the award on my sidebar
4. Choose 10 blogs that I think are cool.

A. Paula
B. Cat
C. Kathy
D. You Go Girl
E. WhiMsy love
F. Two Crazy Crafters
G. The Artistic Stamper -
and check out her Advent Blog Candy
H. Paper Pleasing Ideas
I. Dust Bunny Hostage
J. Daisy Cottage

I need to post some pics of my swaps, I haven't forgotten, but I cannot find my camera, so please all be patient, and I will have pics for you soon.

Donna thanks again for the award, and also for hosting our Christmas Swap.

have a wonderful evening,


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Go check out the Artistic Stampers Advent Giveaways.

Jennie has been giving away some awesome things the past week, so don't forget to go there daily and see your beautiful tags and awesome giveaways.

Have you kept up with Tim Holtz and his 12 tags of Christmas? They are so AWESOME, you wouldn't believe how beautiful they are and then the awesome give aways he is having daily.

TODAY'S GIVEAWAYS:(winners will receive one of the prizes below)
1. paint dabber set (ranger)
2. $50 shopping certificate to (
3. letter to santa stamp set (stampers anonymous)
4. storytime santa stamp set (stampers anonymous)
5. word keys, keyholes & ball chain (tim holtz idea-ology)
6. word keys, keyholes & ball chain (tim holtz idea-ology)
7. distress ink, distress embossing ink & powder, ink blending tool (ranger)
8. distress ink, distress embossing ink & powder, ink blending tool (ranger)
9. holiday type stickers & blackboard box (cosmo cricket)
10. holiday type stickers & blackboard box (cosmo cricket)

Daily December is continuing go and check it out. Ali is doing an awesome job with her journal.

Just a few of the many Christmas ideas to help you decorate and remember this Christmas, give the Artist a BIG THANK YOU..

Thanks for stopping by,



Wednesday, December 3, 2008

29 Days of Giveaways for You

Art by Christie - is having a giveaway also. She is giving things away for the next 29 days. Go and check out her blog and get involved. She is also having a special giveaway for those who spread the word about her giveaway.



Wednesday Giveaways

Three great giveaways today. Look for a new December Daily post around noon pacific.

1. One A life well crafted, year long workshop at Big Picture Scrapbooking with Kolette Hall.

2. One 12x12 canvas post-bound Hollycheck scrapbook valued at $27.95 from Butterfly Kisses.

3. Giveaway package from Peachy Cheap, package valued over $100.00.

Go on over and post a comment on her site and hopefully you will win.



More Blog Candy

I keep blog surfing, and wow there are a lot of Blog Candy give a ways. Go check out Claire's blog over at CraftyC's Crafting Library. She has a bunch of goodies to give a way!

She's had over 36,000 hits in just over a year as to show her appreciation to all of you who visit, she is giving away some candy which has the following;

Small Caddy
MM Alphabet Stickers
Crystal Stickles
Rasberry Liquid Pearls
Basic Grey 6 x 6 pads - SULTRY - CUPCAKE - 2 SCOOPS
Doodlebug Brads
Woodware Ribbon
Doodlebug Flowers
Crystal Stickers
Minimum of 15 Stamped Images

To win the candy all you need to do is link her blog to yours and let everyone know about her candy and then post on this thread. she will ship worldwide.
Easy Peasy. You have until Sunday 14TH DECEMBER.

Tim Holtz has his 3rd Tag up for The 12 tags of Christmas.

Check out what he has for blog candy today:

1. letter to santa stamp set (stampers anonymous)
2. distress ink trio & mini accent (ranger)
3. holiday type sticker book & blackboard box (cosmo cricket)
4. fa la la embellishment pack (making memories)
5. circle/oval fragments, philosophy tags, trinket pins (tim holtz idea-ology)
6. prima festive flower tin (prima)
7. tim holtz scissors (tonic)
8. holidays past stamp set (stampers anonymous

You must go and check out his tags daily, they are so awesome, he has come of the most unique techniques. I love his site.

Happy Day,


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

December 2nd and more blog candy!

Jennie of The Artistic Stamper, has another tag and more blog candy to give away. Go check out her site.

Jennie did another tag, this time slightly different, and of course there is the opportunity to win more blog candy!
This time Jennie used the baubles from the, seasonal grunge board(which is now on her website!) and embossed them through my Big Shot on a harlequin embossing plate. Then she wiped red brick and worn lipstick distressed inks over them , and highlighted the bows in gold stickles. She stamped the Merry Christmas in the same colour-red brick.

Go and check out her tag on her site. It is so beautiful.

Tim Holtz has tag #2 up for The 12 tags of Christmas. It is gorgeous also. Go to his blog and check it out, he also has blog candy daily.

Creating a December Daily Album by Ali Edward

December Daily is a way to celebrate the traditions and everyday blessings during the month of December. Check out the links for more details on putting together your own album. Look for more examples to come during the month of December.

Creating A December Daily Album: Part One

December Daily is an album that documents the month of December leading up to Christmas day (and sometimes beyond - that's completely up to you). It is a chance to reflect, to share, to celebrate the season in a manageable, in-the-moment way. The entire key to this album is to put it together BEFORE December. This is the first of a few posts on the process of putting together this album. In December I will share my finished pages each day

(I am just getting mine started, It would of been easier I think if I had found this earlier and could of been ready ahead of time. Mental note for next year :) Deb)

December Daily: Day One

So much of this project is about working with what you have set up for yourself (especially if you put the foundation pages together in advance). Each time I do this project I reminded how much I like setting it up ahead. I like having some parameters to work in - a bit of direction that takes some of that initial guess-work and decision making out of the way.

December Daily Album : Part Two

Now comes the fun part: selecting + organizing + numbering pages. One of the things I aim for in this album is variety: sizes, textures, colors, edges, etc.........

December Daily : Q & A
You can go here and find answers to some of the questions that you might have.

Click on the links and check out Ali's album, I believe its going to be a lot of fun.

Ok I am off to collect all my items so I can get busy..WOO HOO, I love Christmas time!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, December 1, 2008

Tim Holtz

is sharing his expertise again and started a new set of 12 tags of Christmas.

Go check it out.


Advent blog candy EVERY DAY until December 25th!

WOW, have you seen all the things out there to do for Christmas. Journal your Christmas - 25 days of Christmas - December 2008 photo-a-day....... I could go on and on....I love it!

Jennie over on the The Artistic Stamper is sponsoring the Christmas Advent below.

Christmas Advent

I thought it would nice to celebrate Christmas this year by giving away Advent blog candy EVERY DAY until December 25th! This will be a stamp or "stuff" or an ink pad or absolutely anything, and on Christmas Day it will be a BIG load of stuff, just for you!
So for just leaving a comment or becoming a follower, and if you can please link my blog candy advent giveaway on your blog today and every day up until Christmas day, you get the chance to win some blog candy. You might even win twice!
I have planned an alternative Christmas artwork for every day too!
Here is the first one.
Day 1
This is a large Chipboard tag with Distress inks, lightly spritzed, stamped with a Christmas Stamp sentiment, and a small Grunge board Holly, decorated with Ruby Slippers Stickles.
So, just leave your thoughts, and be in it to win!

I will be back on later with the others I have found.



Thursday, November 27, 2008


As Americans we have so much to be Thankful for. But everyday we take it all for granted. Take time today to STOP and think about all your Blessing and then Thank the good Lord for them.

I hope everyone has a Blessed Thanksgiving, enjoy and love on your family while you have them. Be thankful that they can spend the Holidays with you again.



The Beautiful Couple

After driving for 9 hours we finally made it to Akron Ohio. Wow, that was the longest drive I think I have ever taken. We finished decorating the hall and I finished the cake.

The Wedding has finally came and gone. The Wedding was beautiful, the Wedding came off without a hitch.

Mr. and Mrs. Clouse
They are such an adorable couple. They both were so happy, I wish them the best and a long happy life.

We had 4 tables of Decadent desserts at the Reception. Just about anything you wanted and it was there. If you didn't fill your sweet tooth, you didn't eat enough. LOL

I was so honored that I was able to make their cake and flowers. (flowers are shown on a earlier post.)

The cake table from a distance. I asked his cousins to help me decorate the table. They jumped in wrapped the ivy with the lights, and then took the pink tulle and made bows. I think it turned out lovely. Thanks sweeties, for helping me.

Congrats to the parents of the Groom who have a wonderful new daughter now. And a BIG congrats to the Bride and Groom.

Thanks for stopping by,



Monday, November 10, 2008

Map Of The United States

A father wanted to read a magazine but was being bothered by his little
Girl, Shelby. She wanted to know what the United States looked like.

Finally, he tore a sheet out of his new magazine on which was printed the
Map of the country. Tearing it into small pieces, he gave it to Shelby and
Said, 'Go into the other room and see if you can put this together. This
Will show you our whole country today.'

After a few minutes, Shelby returned and handed him the map, correctly
Fitted and taped together. The father was surprised and asked how she had
Finished so quickly. 'Oh,' she said, 'on the other side of the paper is a
Picture of Jesus. When I got all of Jesus back where He belonged, then our
Country just came together.'


I received this in an email, isn't it the TRUTH though!!!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Making flowers for a friends wedding.

I love making flower arrangements. I haven't had a chance to make any arrangements in along time. Both of my boys wanted me to make flowers for their high school dances, I felt so honored when they asked me too. My mother taught me how to make flower arrangements and I really enjoy it.

My best friend, Paula, my Sistuh, as she says. Her son Paul and Leah are getting married on Nov. 22ND and they needed someone to make flowers. I told Paula, I could make them if needed. So this is what I have been doing.

(front view)

This flower is for the Mothers and Grandmothers.

(right side view)

(left side view)

The flowers for the Men involved.

Two views of the flowers for the Bridesmaids.

The beautiful bride to be made her own bouquet, the basket for the flower girl, and pillow for the ring bearer. Thanks Paul and Leah for allowing me to be part of your wedding. I wish you both the best of everything and a LONG happy life.

Now I just need to get the Wedding Cake made.

There will be more pictures to come.


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

God Bless America!!!!

Did you go vote?

Today may be one of the most important days in our history!.....It is a day that's outcome will definitely change the direction out great nation is headed!!! So make "your voice" heard today!

It doesn't matter who you vote for, but it is your right to get out and vote. So please Go Vote !!!!! Your vote does make a difference.

God Bless America!!



Monday, November 3, 2008

Go to this site and see how many have your name. I found out that there are 38 people in the United States with the same name as myself. When I entered my maiden name their were 110 people in the USA that has that name.
There are
people with my name in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Thanks for stopping by,


Friday, October 31, 2008

Wishing that everyone has a Safe and Happy Halloween!!!



Thursday, October 30, 2008


Trish over on "This'n That" tagged me. This is awesome, Trish tagged me to get to know me better. I had to go and read her tag so I knew more about her also. Thanks Trish. I hope this helps. So now I have to come up with 6 Random things about myself.

1. I went to Wapato, Washington to the Yakima Indian Reservation. Our Mission team went there and did a week Teen Camp, two different Summers. We had a blast and many lives were touched. I spent a week in New Orleans to help with the clean up after Katrina.

2. I love to decorate cakes. I have done many birthday and celebration cakes. As of my last count I had decorated 27 Wedding cakes. The largest wedding cake next to my son's which had 8 cakes, was my baby brother's, his had 10, with the stairs and fountain. I started doing birthday cakes for my oldest son when he was turning 3. I have did both boys cakes since then. I also helped with my Oldest Sons' Wedding cake. The Bride's Mom and I went together and did their cake. We made their flowers and decorations. What a lovely wedding they had. (I will post some pictures of a few of my cakes in a later post.)

3. When my oldest son Curtis was in 2ND grade I was his Tiger Cub Scout Leader. From there I followed him into Boy Scouts. At the same time I was my youngest son's leaders also. I helped with many Summer Day Camps and Webelo's Camps. I was the Round Table Commissioner for 4 or 5 years (District Position). We had many fun times. Husband Chuck was Cub Master for a couple years.

4. I love to have a vegetable garden and then can the rewards for the winter months. I can what I can put into jars, and then freeze also. I make homemade jams and jellies. Also fresh breads with Zucchini.

5. I am the oldest of 6 children, I have 2 set of twin sisters and one brother. My Mom has 6 siblings, one being a twin. My husband has 6 siblings and his Mom has 6 siblings with a set of twins.

The rules:
1. Link to the person or persons who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

Cat on Cupcakes and Coffee
Jennifer on Dust Bunny Hostage
Hels on Ink on my Fingers
Jennie on The Artistic Stamper
Heidi on Foxgloves, Fabric, and Folly!!
Paula on Paula's Palace of AltAred Ark

Ok my friends you have been tagged. Have fun!!!



Wednesday, October 29, 2008

100 facts about myself

1. I love…fresh warm bread/rolls.
2. I have been...raising a Painted Colt for 3 months.
3. I have…two wonderful sons.
4. I like…kitties/puppies.
5. I'm scared of…snakes and spiders.
6. I don't like…the long Grey winter days.
7. One of my favorite shirts…is Lime Green
8. I don't shop in the mall unless…Paula is with me. =)
9. I am…outgoing
10. I like/dislike making lists; because…(dislike) I do things on the spur of the moment type of gal.
11. I like making people…home made items.
12. My sense of humor is…sarcastic sometimes
13. I ALWAYS cry when…I think of my sister that I lost to Cancer.
14. I hate when people…do not pay attention to me when I am trying to tell them.
15. I'm not necessarily…a frugal person
16. I like to draw, but…I can't
17. I don't have any living…grandparents
18. I like/dislike to save stuff…(like) because I might need it for something later.
19. I recycle…seldom
20. I like toilet paper…put on the roller with the paper coming over the top
21. I love candles that smell like…apples and spice, pumpkin, or cider
22. I've worn glasses since…I was 37 years old
23. The oddest thing I have eaten…frog legs
24. I eat salad…every time we go out..
25. Scary movies are…not for me, do not like them
26. One of my pet peeves is…People who use the Lord's name in Vain
27. Another pet peeve is…people that drive 45 on the highways
28. I make my bed…almost everyday
29. My memory is…not that good
30. I dislike socks with…that are made out of wool.
31. Books are…great sources of information
32. I like to imagine…that someday I will have a home instead of a trailer.
33. I eat when I'm…stressed/bored/or watching movies.
34. If I have a lot to do on…Monday's
35. I broke my…pinky toe once when I stubbed it on a heavy coffee table.
36. I get bored when…I can't get to my craft room.
37. I like to write…my thoughts
38. I had my ears pierced when…I was 12
39. I have a hard time…leaving Coke and Lay's Ruffle Chips alone.
40. My closet is organized by…search and find....needs some help.
41. Being busy makes me…Happy
42. I am a...Christian
43. I have…2 set of Twin Sisters, and one Brother.
44. I get…excited when I can help others
45. I avoid…Wal-Mart
46. I'm sensitive to…cigarette smoke and disapproval.
47. I sing in the…in my craft room, the car, at home
48. I do not get…to visit with my family like I should.
49. I drink…Coke and Green Tea
50. I wear…jeans and t-shirts
51. My favorite holiday is…Christmas.
52. I'd rather be…crafting then watching boxing/wrestling
53. My hair is…auburn but is lighter now that I have to keep it colored.
54. I like gifts that…are surprises or made by my kids
55. I like buying things for…my kids/hubby
56. I would rather sleep in than…hand wash dishes
57. I'm an emotional…wreck sometimes.
58. I am… a Happy Mom
59. I will never…let a animal go hungry
60. I don't mind…helping people.
61. I’m sure…that I'm going to heaven
62. I think it’s easy to…come up with a pattern when I want to make something.
63. Sometimes I think I'm too…sensitive (I know I am)
64. I tell…people what's on my mind
65. I hate being…sensitive!
66. I drink coffee…daily
67. I love teasing…Chuck and my Son Caleb.
68. I like when I have a specific…plan for the day and it happens.
69. I wish my life was more…exciting
70. Board games are…wonderful
71. I have lived in…Illinois almost all of my life.
72. Sarcasm is…a part of who I am
73. I have been to… The Grand Canyon.
74. I'm a…Country girl.
75. I enjoy teaching…crafts to others.
76. Cats are…good for mouse control.
77. I do not have…a lot of money.
78. My favorite color is…blue
79. Meal planning is…something that I am not good at.
80 My biggest fault is…that I like to shop and spend money that I don't have
81. Painted toenails make me…happy
82. I get embarrassed…when I have to talk in front of people.
83. I’m pretty good at…Decorating cakes and floral arrangements.
84. Walking is…is something I Love to do, but do not do enough of it.
85. I'm not very good at…saving money
86. My first memory is from…me being about 4 and living in Little Rock.
87. I keep friends for…a long time.
88. I am learning to…Let go of things.
89. I enjoy smelling…spices, good food
90. I believe in…God
91. I love…walking in the Fall.
92. My favorite cookies are…Snicker doodles
93. I'm married to a...Wonderful Husband.
94. I’d love to live in…the Mountains.
95. I’ve been to Disneyland/world…Disneyland
96. I really enjoy…spending time with my family and friends.
97. I love to eat…anything off the grill.
98. I’m getting…tired.
99. I'm very…Cold at the moment.
100. I wish I was less...plump.

Michelle was sharing things about herself, go and get to know her. If you would like to finish these statements out about yourself please link back to my blog.

Thanks for stopping by,


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Missing In Action

I am sorry I have been away for so long. But I had to help a friend of ours clean, paint, shampoo a 2 story 4 bedroom house. I have never cleaned and paint to many rooms and floors at one time. OH MY GOSH...She is 8.5 months pregnant and I thought we would ever get it all finished. And would you believe she still hasn't had that baby.

I will be back tomorrow for a post of some of the Halloween things that I made (well before this cleaning started).

Thanks for stopping by,


Sunday, September 28, 2008

Good evening everyone,

I trust that everyone had a wonderful weekend!! What a wonderful one it was for us. Hubby and I had a great time on Saturday, and we spent Sunday at Mom's helping her. So a lot of family time, and cool weather. Couldn't ask for anything better =).

I would like for all my wonderful readers to go and check out my friend Paula's new online store:


Greetings, dear readers!

Well, at long last I have a goodly portion of my shoppe items posted in a format that you can now browse and peruse. However, due to circumstances FAR BEYOND MY CONTROL, (tech issues...believe me when I tell you I am sparing you the horror of the gorey little details) prices and such are not on the blog. So when you find a piece and/or kit you are DYING to purchase, please email me to get prices and shipping costs.

SO, without further adieu, I give you Art In Season. Remember this blog is a temporary format until my shop opens officially with Lollishops. Meanwhile, enjoy!

Thank you all, dear readers, for your amazing show of support and enthusiasm for my little shop!

Update to her shoppe:

Just a quick note to let you know I've updated my shop with a few non-holiday home decor items. I've also added prices on the web page for your convenience. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to comment here or email!

Paula's Palace of AltAred Art

Thanks again,



Saturday, September 27, 2008

Gypsy Mermaid Witches Cupboard Halloween Swap

Sarah over at Gypsy Mermaid Life hosted the Gypsy Mermaid Witches Cupboard Halloween Swap. What a wonderful time we have had making things for your Partners. My partner was the Wonderful Stefanie from Germany has two wonderful blogs. One she displays her art and collections on, the Other her lovely cats and dogs, garden, and decorations. She is a sweet lady and mother of 3 children. I have really enjoyed making a new friend.

As I opened my gift from her, I found this wonderful Ghostly napkin and a Fall Napkin with leaves on it.

I removed the napkins, and found this postcard showing me where my gift came from. Look at all of the wonderful gifts in there. Orange witches hat, ATC, those awesome leaves..You can see the veins in it, and looks like it is made of thread. The green package is a package of Halloween Kleenex. So sweet.. Teddy Bear...( I love Teddy Bears =) )

Here is everything taken out of the box. I love the black and white wrapping paper. They were wrapped so beautifully I didn't think I would open them. HA HA NOT!!! I couldn't wait to see what goodies I would find.

Look at all these wonderful things. A Witches Recipe Journal, Magic Box, A wonderful China tea cup and saucer, "Olive/Pickle thongs, a Silver "Cauldron", Vintage buttons, and some YUMMY Chocolate from Germany. Close Ups follow.

Isn't the Tea Cup and Saucer, The Silver Dish, and Thongs beautiful. I just love them.

The Witches Recipes Journal, I love it...It is so beautiful!!!! I love the Mushrooms she put on the front. The Wicked witch and Velvet flower and awesome. She also sent me a Pumpkin Bread recipe. I have some recipes that I will start putting in it this weekend.

I love the leaves, I am not sure how they were made, but it looks like a bunch of woven threads, you can see the veins of the leaves, so cool. The miniature orange Witches hat with spider webs. I do not think I have ever seen a Witch hat that small, it is so CUTE. The napkins are wonderful also, leaves with smiling faces and ghost on them The Halloween Kleenex are cool, I love Teddy Bears, And this Teddy Bear is holding his Pumpkin.

Check out my Witches MAGIC box, it had many treasures inside of it. The beautiful Fall bracelet, Vintage buttons, and some WONDERFUL chocolates.

SHHHH!!! Some Sneak Peeks for Stephanie, please do not tell her, I haven't heard if she has received her box of goodies!

Everything so pretty in Orange, White, and Yellow...I hope she enjoys.

Ribbons and glitter everywhere, silvers, oranges, and blacks.. hummmmm

More blacks, purples, wonder what they can be.
These little things looks spooky, Saying BOO and a Cute little Witch Tag.

And here is my Witch ATC that I made for Stephanie from Vintage Crepe Paper and some Vintage Rick Rack.

I hope Stefanie will enjoy her goodies that I made for her. We are going to have another ATC swap later, I can't wait to get started on them.

Thank You Stefanie for all the goodies, and laughs we exchanged. Keep in touch my friend.